The importance of circular procurement in delivering circular economy benefits has been highlighted by a recommendations report from REBus.
The report highlights the main lessons and recommendations for initiating circular procurement:
- Initiatives, like the Green Deals on Circular Procurement in the Netherlands and Belgium, provide useful frameworks for scaling up from pilots, encourage the development of circular products, building momentum and creating lasting impacts.
- Collaboration with markets and suppliers is essential to delivering circular economy benefits through procurement. Strategic category planning helps facilitate this.
- Circular procurement is a demonstrable way of leading by example and encouraging the provision of more circular goods and services from suppliers.